Welcome to the Archives of the Diocese of Burlington
The mission of the diocesan Archives is to collect, organize, preserve and (when possible) make available for research the historical and vital records of the Diocese of Burlington, as well as the materials which reflect the work of the Church within the Diocese to promote an understanding of and cultivate an appreciation for the Catholic Church’s history and heritage in the State of Vermont. In addition to caring for events of the past, the Archives exist to ensure that diocesan acts created today are preserved for future generations.
What are the Diocesan Archives?
The Archives of the Diocese of Burlington contain historical materials pertaining to bishops, the chancery, parishes, diocesan offices, institutions, personal papers, audiovisual materials, and photographs as well as a diverse collection of relics that are available to be borrowed by parishes for veneration.
The Diocesan Archives are a service organization that exist primarily for their institutional usefulness to the administration of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington. Therefore, it is the primary purpose of the archival function to assist the Bishop, Chancery, and all offices and agencies of the diocese with the information necessary to fulfill their responsibilities.
Learn about the history of the Diocese of Burlington.
The Diocesan Archives are staffed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8 am to 1 pm. Please contact the Archives via email outside regular office hours.
All Diocesan Offices, including the Archives, will be closed on the following Holy Days and holidays for 2022:
- Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God and New Year’s Day (observed): Monday, January 3, 2022
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Monday, January 17, 2022
- Presidents Day: Monday, February 21, 2022
- Good Friday (offices close at noon): Friday, April 15, 2022
- Memorial Day: Monday, May 30, 2022
- Independence Day: Monday, July 4, 2022
- Thanksgiving: Thursday and Friday, November 24 and 25, 2022
- Christmas Break: December 23 through December 30, 2022
Historic Record Collection
The diocesan Archives serve as the repository for the historical and administrative records of the Diocese of Burlington. These records are arranged in specific collections such as the records and papers of bishops, Chancery offices and consultative bodies, historic records of parishes and schools and sacramental records. Each of these collections contain various records which may include photographs, audiovisual material, printed parish histories, programs from significant diocesan or parish events, maps and blueprints, and artifacts.
Currently, the Diocesan Archives are not open for public research. For more information on the types of records available for research, for specific research questions, or sacramental record inquiries, please contact the Archives directly.
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